We will not be armed on Friday says MKMVA's Kebby Maphatsoe
Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) leader and deputy minister of defence, Kebby Maphatsoe, says they will protect Luthuli House and President Jacob Zuma against protesters who will be marching to African National Congress's (ANC) headquarters on Friday.
Maphatsoe says they do not want the work of the ANC at Luthuli House to be interrupted.
People who are going to be marching far away from Luthuli House, not interfering with daily processes of the African National Congress would be practicing their constitutional right which we fought for.Kebby Maphatsoe, Deputy Minister of Defence
He says they condemn the use of violence and veterans will not be armed tomorrow.
As MKMVA there is no way we can use violence in protecting President Jacob Zuma.Kebby Maphatsoe, Deputy Minister of Defence
MKMVA's KwaZulu Natal leader has said he will send 600 veterans to defend and protect the President.
However, Maphatsoe says he doesn't have the exact number of how many veterans will be at Luthuli House during protests.
Listen to the full interview with Kebby Maphatsoe below...